The Town of Los Gatos welcomes you to its business community. Starting a business can be exciting and challenging. We wish you great success in your new venture!

There are many things to consider and various agencies to contact when starting or operating a business. While each endeavor may have its own unique situation or purpose, it is important for you to research prior to starting the application procedure.

We hope to offer you a better understanding of the business license tax and provide you with the steps required for the application process. For your convenience, the business license application and other related forms are available in the “download forms” section.

The easiest and fastest way to apply for a new business license or renew your current license is using the online filing method. To begin, simply click on the “Start now” button located on the right of this page. From the main menu, please select the “Apply” option to submit a new application for your business.

  • PLEASE NOTE: If a business plans to establish within Town limits, the Planning Division of Community Development requires approval/compliance of zoning requirements for the pending business location. Please contact them first at (408-354-6872,

If you need further assistance applying for a business license, you are welcome to contact us at or by phone at (408) 502-5687. Phone support is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST).